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About our process

Nominations of CEOs working in the U.S. will be solicited. Nominators will complete a form that elucidates the nominee’s commitment to ethics and their practice of leadership. The selection committee selects award finalists based on eligibility and alignment with the McGowan Principles.

The award is conferred in June 2023.


Selection Committee



Brian Peckrill
Fellows Program Director, William G. McGowan Charitable Fund

Marna C. Whittington
Board of Directors, Ocugen



Leo P. Denault
Executive Chairman, Entergy Corporation

Nikola Jakic
McGowan Fellow, Class of 2016

Charles F. Lowrey
Chairman and CEO, Prudential Financial, Inc.

William P. McGowan
Chair, William G. McGowan Charitable Fund 

Caroline Nahas
Senior Advisor, Korn Ferry

Mark J. Rosica
Trustee, William G. McGowan Charitable Fund 

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.
President and CEO, Society for Human Resource Management